Afrooz Jafarinoor

Silver Star - 4,303 Points (Jan 20,1972 / Iran)

The Growth Of A Word - Poem by Afrooz Jafarinoor

As a child I heard
Some big, bad guys
Might get killed
By some small angry guys!
Even though I was a child,
I thought it could mislead
Some crazy little guys
To kill great big guys!
This was labelled terrour
Borrowed from French meaning horror!

As I grew up, so did the word!
As a teenager I heard it again,
But now it had become terrorism!

Now the crazy little guys
Have grown up to a world size
And rather than great big guys,
They are killing kids half the size
That I was then!

Yet even sadder is discrimination
In the way the world
Treats the victims of terrorism!

The life of a child
Is the life of the world,
How on earth do some
Ask where the child comes from?

Topic(s) of this poem: terrorism


Comments about The Growth Of A Word by Afrooz Jafarinoor

  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/20/2015 2:41:00 PM)


    Hello, dear Afrooz! :)
    as I promised, our the book is ready
    (at this very moment, it is in revision - by Amazon)
    but in a few hours (6-12 hs) it will be online

    YET, PLEASE, WAIT for my EMAIL, before sending the letters..
    I have some news..
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  • Shakil Ahmed (11/28/2015 6:54:00 AM)


    theme of terrorism has been painted beautifully in the poem, well penned, i enjoyed reading the poem, thanks for sharing, (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/28/2015 5:47:00 AM)


    True and to the point.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Afrooz Jafarinoor Afrooz Jafarinoor (11/28/2015 11:52:00 AM)

    Thank you both!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 31, 2015


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